Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion 2011

 A case of 6 Bottles (750ML)

2011 Pessac-Leognan Cru Classe

Chateau Mission Haut-Brion 25.6-hectare vineyard is located across from Chateau Haut-Brionin Talence, near Bordeaux. The 2001 Chateau Mission Haut-Brion is 33.7% Merlot, 11.3% Cabernet Franc, and 55% Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Pessac-Leognan vintage displays a very deep violet-tinted dark-red colour. The nose is intense and open, revealing scents of black cherry, blackberry, but also spices. On the palate, the broad sweet attack evolves into strong tannins; and coats the mid-palate with a creamy texture. The finish offers tightening tannins and very pleasant, persistent flavours.

Parker : 95 / 100
Wine Spectator : 93 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The small production (4,150 cases) of 2011 La Mission-Haut-Brion displays the nobility and complexity of this great terroir. Burning embers, scorched earth, blueberry, black currant, licorice and spice aromas jump from the glass of this dense ruby/purple-colored wine. With full body (atypical for a 2011), but no hard edges, this opulent, multidimensional, fleshy, rich, stunningly long, well-balanced La Mission is another great achievement in what has been nearly a century of producing remarkable wines from this hallowed vineyard. The long 2011 should be reasonably mature in another 4-6 years, and last for two decades. It will always be a revelation in a vintage that is unlikely to receive a lot of exciting press. The final blend was 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, and 11% Cabernet Franc.
BordeauxPessac-Leognan
Vineyard
Graves

Alcohol
13.5

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable

J. Robinson
18

J. Suckling
93

R. Gabriel
18

Wine Spectator
93

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pessac-Leognan

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Haut-Brion

Classification
Cru classe

Parker
95

Allergens
Contains sulfites